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of the month. but the big news this week was clearly on wednesday in los angeles his signing of his pension, public pension reform bill. this is something that a lot of californians think is a longtime coming. probably just as many californians think is still not fully addressed. even the governor should tell us he does not believe this solves all of our unfunded liabilities going forward but it was the best deal he could get right now and he did not want to let the perfect be the enemy of good. he basically said he had one side that doesn't know how to say no and another side that doesn't know how to say yes. he's in between trying -- >> he plays the cards. >> he plays the cards he's dealt. a great interview. this pension bill basically requires public employees hire starting next year will have to work longer before they can retire with full benefits. caps benefits for the highest earners at $3200 in annual payout. it requires employees eventually pay about half -- at least half of the contribution toward their retirement plan. local government labor unions will have a five-year window to
in the making of the film. >> brown: rebecca keegan of the "los angeles times," thank you so much. >> thank you. >> woodruff: coming up, we'll look at the middle east after the 2011 revolutions. also ahead, new moves to jumpstart the economy: micro- loans for american entrepreneurs; and campaign messages via social media. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: republican presidential nominee mitt romney shifted today from direct criticism of presisint obama over the embassy attacks. omney hahacharged d esday that the administration was slow at first to condemn the violence. today, in fairfax, virginia, he offered a more general criticism of the president's leadership in foreign affairs. >> as we watch the world today, sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events and a strong america is essential to shape events and a strong america, by the way, depends on a strong military. the world needs american leadership. the middle east needs american leadership and i intend to be a president that provides the leadership that americ
." for more, we turn to ken dilanian, who covers national security for the "los angeles times." >> ken, welcome to the program. so what's behind this decision on eric holder's part. >> well, a lot about this remains secret. this is a secret investigation of a classified operation. but what we know is that the justice department is saying they just couldn't make a case here, they're not say nothing crime was committed. and the other thing that it's important to understand about this is that these cases were not part of the enhanced interrogation technique program that the cia carried out. that conduct had already been investigated, no charges were filed. and holder had decided he wasn't going to hold anyone accountable for things they did pursuant to justice department leg opinion. so these were two cases in war zones where the allegations were the conduct exceeded the boundaries of what was permissible. >> even under those harsh interrogation techniques about which we heard and debated so much back when they came to light. so when he said the evidence wasn't admissible or there wasn't
only after years of difficult negotiations. in los angeles, the union and school district officials are now in talks over how to implement a new teacher evaluation system. for for the record, we invited mayor emanuel to appear on the program and roy roamer who served as superintendent of los angeles unified school district twr 2001 to 2006 and before that as governor of colorado. he's currently senior advisor to the college board. randi weingarter, i want to start with you. when you look at the chicago strike -- and i know you're out there now in chicago -- what are the one or two more most important issues that you find resonating at the national level that affect teachers everywhere. >> it's really about saving the heart and soul of public education for all kids who need public education. and when you're on the streets talking to teachers, they are determined to have the tools they need to help kids and for kids to have the resources they need to succeed. and what struck me -- no pun intended -- was how resolute teachers are and para-professionals are about "this is a fight to ens
in los angeles. diane eastabrook, "n.b.r.," chicago. >> susie: new estimates are in, >> susie: new estimates are in, and it looks like this year's holiday selling season will be the strongest for retailers since the great recession took hold. shoppertrek sees overall sales rising 3.3%, it bases those numbers on visits to more than 50,000 stores. >> tom: the major stock indices inches higher as investors and traders wait for the federal reserve's announcement tomorrow if it will do anything more to help the economy. the session for the s&p 500 illustrates the back and forth, with prices dipping mid-morning, and late afternoon, before closing with a small gain. it continues hovering around its post-recession high. volume grew slightly. 661 million shares on the big board. 1.7 billion on the nasdaq. not a lot of volatility among the major stock sectors. with the iphone five debt, the telecom services sector was the biggest gainer, up 0.7%. consumer staples was in the biggest loser, down 0.7%. energy drink company monster beverage was the biggest loser in the s&p 500. the firm has come
the two of us, how do you get along when you can do a film, a video in los angeles that insults the prophet, something done in a basement, and it can set the entire region aflame against the united states? i think we have to look at our entire policy. >> eleanor? >> the implication is president obama could have somehow prevented these uprisings and i think that is a false assumption and some of the antiamerican sentiment that you see in egypt is because they think the u.s. policy was far too long on the side of mubarak and repression. they don't look at us as great liberate tores and i don't think the president is putting us forward as the force that so-called liberated the middle east. these are democracies that are working their way through new government and dealing with extremist elements in their own midst. what happened in libya and egypt and other places are very different. in libya, protesters used rocket launchers to protest, so this was evidently a planned attack. probably had something to do with the 9/11 symbolism, we'll see. there are people under arrest. but the li
. >> the path we offer may be harder, but it los angeles to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. i'm asking you to rally around a set of goals for your country, goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit. real achievable plans that will lead to new jobs, more opportunity, and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation. that's what we can do in the next four years, and that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. ( cheers and applause ) >> brown: the president was, of course, speaking both to loyal democrats in the hall, and to those voters around the country who haven't yet made up their minds, especially those in battleground states. one of those states is virginia, which the latest election polls show remains a tossup. traditionally red, it turned blue, voting for president obama in 2008 with a big boost from northern virginians. margaret warner sat down with six undecided voters there after watching the president's address. >> warner: this same group sat down with ray suarez raft week to assess
for him, then abramoff was fine. >> abramoff had gone home to los angeles, but returned to washington to work for a prominent firm, which announced his hiring by touting the lobbyist's ties to the republican national committee, the new leaders of the house, newt gingrich and tom delay, and the christian coalition now headed by his buddy ralph reed. but no one was more indispensable to abramoff than norquist. >> if it wasn't for his relation with grover norquist, jack abramoff would never have been able to become the super lobbyist that he came. and to charge the huge rates that he charged because he had this unique relationship with certain republican leaders. >> the hefty fees would enrich abramoff, who in turn would direct his clients to enrich the right-wing's political machine. one of those clients was the wealthiest gambling tribe in america, the mississippi choctaw. to keep their huge casino earnings from being taxed, the tribe needed help in washington. so abramoff turned to norquist, who had just what the tribe was looking for distributi-- an org dedicated to opposing all tax
mayor kasim reed; houston mayor annise parker and antonio villaraigosa, mayor of los angeles and convention chair. thank you all for being with us. >> glad to be here. >> great to be here. >> woodruff: i do want to ask you about city issues but mayor villaraigosa what happened at the very beginning of this convention earlier this evening when you galved it to order and tried to add language in the platform about voice vote that would recognize jerusalem as capital of israel. you had to take the vote three times because the "nos" were almost as loud as the "yas." >> actually, the first time i knew we had a majority. the second time i was pretty sure, by the third time i was absolutely sure. that's what i oh, pined. you have 10 minutes to object. and nobody did. >> woodruff: but what was that all about? i mean the party has already been refugee criticism about taking that language out of the platform this year. >> i'll tea you what it was about. we have a president who expects the platform to reflect his values and his sentiments. and he made it clear that he wanted that langua
worried republicans, mitt romney moved to get his campaign back on track today. first up, a trip to los angeles to speak to a hispanic business group. >> many hispanics have sacrificed greatly to help build our country and our economy. and to leave for their children a brighter future. today those sacrifices are being put at risk by a president who just can't stop spending. >> ifill: romney campaign officials said their candidate plans to reinforce his message by offering specifics that will show he is the better choice. nationally, the race remains close. but the president has recently gained an edge in key battle ground states. he campaigned today in ohio where the most recent poll has him ahead by seven points. >> hello, cincinatti! ifill: the president used the lever of incumbency to launch a two-pronged attack today, chastising china for subsidizing its auto industry. >> these are subsidies that directly harm working men and women on the assembly lines in ohio and michigan and across the midwest. >> ifill: and using his campaign platform to accuse romney of being soft on trade to c
. the los angeles democrat had faced allegations she sought $12 million in federal bailout money for united-one, a bank her husband owns stock in. but the committee's outside counsel, billy martin, found waters believed she was acting on behalf of all minority-owned banks. >> we recommended to this committee in a written report that covers almost 150 pages that the evidence on the record does not support a knowing violation of ethics rules or any other standard of conduct with respect to representative max even waters-- maxine waters by a clear and convincing standard. >> holman: the report did raise questions about actions by waters' grandson and chief of staff, mikael moore. moore has denied any wrongdoing, but he may receive a letter of reproval from the ethics committee. general motors is recalling nearly 500,000 cars to fix a transmission problem-- they can remain in gear and roll away, even though they appear to be in "park." the recalled vehicles are the chevy malibu, pontiac g-6, and saturn aura from model years 2007 through 2010. all have four-speed automatic transmissions. g.m. sa
of the film compares the way that two big medical centers, the u.c.l.a. system in los angeles and the intermountain system in utah, approach treatments and testing. here's a short excerpt, looking at the question of when a cat scan may be necessary or not. >> the spine. excellent. you can see here are the c.t. images and this is a person's brain who is 24 years old. >> reporter: if someone is worried about the possibility that he's sustained an important injury to his head, the only way to know for sure is to do a cat scan. seems reasonable. and then it comes out normal, we all feel better. it sounds like that's a good deal but it's not a good deal actually for anybody and most particularly not for that patient. why is that? well, there are many many reasons. one is that most of the time, almost always, i can tell clinically whether he has an important head injury. the right test is usually put in the eyes of an experienced physician on a patient. >> we would call this normal. we're going to give his head a clean bill of health. >> reporter: the cat scan itself is is not benig
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